Chris Taurisano

Chris Taurisano
carpentersville, IL

I have been fishing as far back as I can remember. Ever since the day grandpa took me to the local pond to catch bluegills and bullheads at age three, I have been completely in love with the sport!

Camp Fish was a fishing school started by the famous Al Lindner and the In-Fisherman crew. I had the opportunity to learn from the best in the business for a week out of every year for 5 years in a row! It was a fantastic experience to learn and to become a much better fisherman. By 16 years old, I had my own boat and fished as often as I could. Throughout my years of fishing, not only was I lucky enough to fish with my grandpa, and the guys at the In-Fisherman, but I also became friends with pro fisherman and guide Sean Bermingham at a young age. Sean took me under his wing and really helped me become an even better and more well-rounded angler.

By my early twenties, I had a very good understanding of the sport and wanted to take my skills to the next level. Between doing well in local tournaments and getting the opportunity to fish with pro fisherman, I knew that I one day I wanted to be able to teach others what I had learned along the way. In recent years I have also had the opportunity to become friends and fish with Hall of Fame Angler, Spence Petros. I have been blessed to have the opportunity to be able to fish with the best of the best, and I would love to be able to teach you everything I have learned throughout the years.

Recent Fishing Reports:

Lake Geneva, Walworth County

My partners Andy, Matt and myself have been doing a lot more fishing and running a number of trips on Geneva the last few years and have found some good bites. The numbers of Walleyes have been very good and Andy has done well this week running evening trips. Was out last two nights with continued success and all fish were released to fight another day. Matt has dialed in a good bass bite and has found some big girls on plastics. Looking forward to a fall Musky bite with some bigger fish now available in this system

Fox Chain, Lake County

Sorry I haven't posted a report in awhile. Things have been crazy busy with T-BONE GUIDE SERVICE. Great bites have existed most of the summer. With the high water the walleyes were very good around current and weeds on jigs and crawlers. The Musky bite has been very good as well. Great trolling bite and casting bite has existed for most of the season so far. Bucktails have been my top producer so far. Water temps have risen into the 80s on and off lately so we typically don't fish them if the water gets dangerously high, for the safety of the fish. Hopefully the rains will help the water temps dip into the 70s. The bass fishing has been very good on plastics this last few weeks as well. Between myself and my 3 partners we have been on good bites on the chain and the local lakes. Myself and my partner Andy leave August 1 for our annual Musky Boot Camp on LOTW. I will return on August 22 but Lincoln and Matt both have a few openings. Hopefully the back end of the season is as good as the front half. We will also be running full time ice trips in heated permanent shacks this winter. Thanks for all the support and for helping us build this guide service